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[Bug 17699] Do not interfere with critical system sounds

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Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 16:14:10 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=17699

--- Comment #3 from Olivier Thereaux <olivier.thereaux@bbc.co.uk> 2012-07-26 16:14:09 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #2)
> Shouldn't it be the job of the operating system to silence other applications
> when there's an important sound to be played? My Android phone fades my music
> or podcast out temporarily when I get a phone call or notification, presumably
> with no cooperation from the music player.

Yes, and iOS appears to fade out sound and send a pause signal to applications
when a call comes in or the system needs to play a sound alert. Seems
reasonably clear that this is a requirement well met at the OS level.

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